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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Wed 4th Jan 2017 - RSPCA Animal Centre, Godshill. GG # 666.

Sue's Photographs.

Right, who is doing what…????

Measuring out the spacing.

Then the digging gets underway.

Hedge one almost complete...

and then starting hedge two.

Looking good…!

Working in the Old Orchard.

All whips were staked with a cane and fitted with rabbit guards.

Well, that is Christmas / New Year 2016 all over and done with….! For some of us, the only exercise we have had over the holidays was walking to the fridge and vacuuming up the pine needles, so a GG session was very welcome. Our visits to this venue are always well attended, perhaps it is the chance to pet the dogs as they are exercised that attracts everyone? Mark explained that we were to plant a new 60 metre hedge to separate  the dog walking path from the exercise areas as some of the dogs prefer not to see others. This will be a more natural barrier than the green netting that is in place at the moment (see photographs above). The whips were courtesy of the Woodland Trust so… a BIG thank you to them! We were careful to mix and match the various plants so that, hopefully, the finished hedge will blend in with the existing foliage. Such was the progress on this job that after the tea break several other jobs were tackled including work in the Old Orchard and trimming back some bushes by the main building.
In spite of the ominous session number (666…!) the weather was kind to us, with a balmy noon temperature of around 8C.

Many thanks to Sue for taking the photographs and to the RSPCA staff for supplying the tea/coffee and biscuits…!

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